John E. Cooney, 68, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2013. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 19th, 1:00 p.m., at Church of the Nativity, 3800 West 119th, Leawood, KS, with burial following in Johnson County Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 18th, at McGilley State Line Chapel, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m., where the Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 p.m., followed by Coondog stories. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Mother's Shrine - St. Patrick Catholic Church, P.O. Box 1098, Highway 5, 176 Marian Drive, Laurie, MO, 65038.
John was born June 3, 1945, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Raymond and Ellen Cooney. He attended the University of Iowa and served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1971. He married Sue Rakers in 1968 and together they raised three children. John was a successful entrepreneur. He enjoyed golfing and boating. John loved his family, many friends and his beloved dog, Al.
John was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jim Cooney. He is survived by his children; John Cooney, Jr., Jenny (Guy) Pithie, Jill Cooney and four grandchildren, Carson, Joe, Chloe and Gwen.